Please note that from January 2022, COVID restrictions permitting, we will meet at Bradbury House every 3rd Wednesday of the month, but at 12:30 to 3pm.

By Diana: We have received a lovely note from Helena on behalf of the Chernobyl Children’s Project for whom we held our annual party in July. Her note reads:

“Thank You all so much for the lovely party you put on for the children this year. They had a wonderful time as always, and it was a great thing for their first day here.

“I attach a Thank You poster, which I hope you can share with your members.

“As I’m sure you know, our group is part of a fantastic National Charity which is run from Glossop (by my Mum, Linda), hope you will take a look at our latest Newsletter by clicking here – it’s full of lots of happy holiday pictures!”

By Diana: The newly installed statue of the suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst inspired members of Glossopdale WI to a rousing rendition of Jerusalem.  It stands in St Peter’s Square.  Apparently Queen Victoria is the only other woman with a statue in Manchester!

A campaign run by Citizens Advice during National Consumer Week this year, is called,
Know what you’re signing up for“.

The campaign is based around knowing what you are signing up for and what to do if you have signed up for something you didn’t realise and want to get out of it. Research shows that this issue affects women more and, as consumers, we are often persuaded with misleading language like, “ you only pay for postage” or, “free sample” then, before we know it, we are signed up for a subscription.  We have linked to a summary page which lets you know what the campaign is about.  Click here for more information.

By Joan:  The Chernobyl Childrens Project (UK) supports children and families in Belarus, the Country most affected by the Chernobyl disaster. As part of this project they bring children to Britain for recuperative holidays. Earlier this year we were pleased to be able to raise £130 towards this. On Monday 16th July 2012 together with a free room from the Labour Club we were able to provide a party to welcome them all to Glossop. The children had a wonderful time with games food and prizes.Everyone left with Goody Bags and a smile on their face. The most heart warming moment was when the children recited Russian poetry for us and mothers cried in unison SPASIBA (thankyou). Nothing can make up for what these families have to face but hopefully just for a few hours we were able to show them that someone cares.  More photos of the party can be found here.